Memoirs of a Linguist

Blog URL:http://www.linguist-in-waiting.com
Blog Tags:graduate school, linguistics, travel, experiments, dissertation, PhD
Country:United States
State/Province:New York
Location:Buffalo

This blog is about the daily activities of a 28-year-old Ph.D. candidate, who daydreams of seeing the world, while ranting about people around him, as he attempts to get the elusive three-letters after his name.



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One peculiar thing I did while in Brussels was visit the area near the Royal Palace of Brussels. It's quite a central area, and curiously enough, it's also an opportunity for people to go underground Brussels. More...

I am not sure I enjoyed this book. It was a whirlwind read, and after finishing it, I am not sure I got the point. This happens to be the second book I picked up by Roger Willemsen, and I must say I enjoyed the previous one more.See, Willemsen decide...

After dropping my bag, I headed out to Koekelberg to check out a church: the National Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Architecturally speaking, this church is quite noteworthy. It is one of the ten largest Roman Catholic churches in the world. Addition...

I had a rather very positive experience with the way holidays are viewed in the European workplace. Okay, perhaps it's not valid to generalise, but at least in my work environment, holidays are holy. And if you're on holiday, you're expec...

The Belgian Long Weekend

on Jul 6, 2019 in: travel

Back in March, Berlin had an additional holiday. International Women's Day was announced to be a public holiday from 2019 onward for Berlin, and since it happened to be on a Friday, it gave us a long weekend. And I used that as an excuse to get o...

I am not sure I liked this book. See, I picked this novel because I was looking for a book written by an author that comes from a country which was new for me. I at some point realised how most of the books I was reading were from American or British...

One wintry Sunday morning, when I was alone in the house, I decided to go out and see a part of Berlin I haven't seen yet. I ended up near the North Korean embassy, in Mitte, in the neighbourhood which I used to frequent, since I used to work nea...